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how to deal with a cracked egg for hatching

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by syble, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. syble

    syble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i was gonna post this once they were closer to hatching but figured its better to know ahead of time. And yes i understand there is a good chance the chick will die before hatching.

    I have a beltsville white turkey egg in the bator. hes on day 11 and growing well. there are some cracks in his shell and a bit of a divit where they all meet. i taped them prior to incubating. whats the best way to go about hatching him cause there are a fair amount of tape...
    Thanks
    Sib
     
  2. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm

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    I heard you could use wax. But I dont know.
     
  3. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
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    Nevet taped an egg before but I would remove the tape at lockdown if it were me. You didn't use duct tape did you?
     
  4. syble

    syble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    na, i used scotch tape. i figured i'd have to peel most of it off as there is probably half the shell covered, i'm surprise he grew actually. my only concern is the divit, there are multiple chunks of shell there that i dont know if they are connected to anything other then the tape :S
    Sib
     
  5. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    I shipped some chicken eggs to a lady last month. One of them arrived cracked. She sealed it with wax and it hatched fine, shipped and all!
     
  6. medan

    medan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know the hatcherys break the top of the egg and inject it with vaccine and they all hatch
     
  7. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    I think I heard they do that at day 19 right?
     
  8. syble

    syble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think i'd be less concerned if it was wax, but having used tape it wraps all round the side like a blanket. I'll just have to wait and see and peal i guess hehe
    Hope for the best
     
  9. syble

    syble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well Crackhead still lives, much to my surprize and is due to hatch thursday [​IMG] Guess i'll go with the peeling method. Fingers crossed!
     
  10. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member

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    did he hatch?
     

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